Following the Boulder Train

Following the Boulder Train

Travels With Prospectors and Rock Doctors

Book - 2006
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Henry describes the role of mineral exploration in British Columbia through a narrative of his travels and meetings with geologists and prospectors. He visited the Mineral Exploration Roundup conference in Vancouver, went to classes and camps on prospecting, and traveled through British Columbia to get a sense of the field. Henry is the author of seven other books on British Columbia and other topics. Distributed in the US by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Tom Henry offers memorable insights into the driven, obsessed world of mineral exploration and the mining industry in BC.
Mining is BC's second largest industry but you'd never know it to visit any BC bookstore. Books on logging, fishing, and tourism are there in abundance, but the subject of mining is practically untouched. As Tom Henry proves beyond a doubt in this lively volume, it is not for any lack of wonderful stories about the men and women who have been bitten by the rock-chipping bug over the years. Henry ctually took a course in exploration geology and experienced first hand the unique way of looking at the world peculiar to mineral hunters. Every rock is an "outcrop" with a story to tell about the forces that formed the local landscape, and what mineral treasures may be hidden beneath.

Following the Boulder Train is full of remarkable life histories of legendary prospectors who made fortunes but couldn't take enough time away from bushwhacking to enjoy them, and of others who enjoyed them too much, making and losing so many fortunes they can't remember them all. The book offers memorable insights into the driven, obsessed world of mineral exploration and the mining industry in BC.

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Harbour Pub., c2006
ISBN: 9781550173772
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 24 cm


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